Books That Changed Me

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  

– Dr. Seuss

Currently, my pile of books is growing faster than I’m reading.  When I look at this list of influential books, I’m amazed at how many books I got read when I was working crazy hours. Now that I’m ‘retired’, I never seem to have the time to read.  Of course, I’m getting 8-9 hours a night of sleep instead of 5-6 hours, so that’s part of it.  These books all made me think differently about something, and changed me because of it.

  • The Bible
  • Leadership Freak blog, Dan Rockwell
  • Give and Take, Adam Grant
  • The Speed of Trust, Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Better Off, Eric Brende
  • Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert
  • Go Put Your Strengths to Work, Marcus Buckingham
  • Getting Things Done, David Allen
  • The Blue Zones, Dan Beuttner
  • Essentialism, Greg McKeown
  • First Break all the Rules, Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
  • The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni
  • Start with Why, Simon Sinek
  • Spark Joy, Marie Kondo
  • Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely
  • Helping People Win at Work, Ken Blanchard & Gary Ridge
  • Tribe of Mentors, Timothy Ferriss
  • Deep Work, Cal Newport
  • Things that Matter, Joshua Becker
  • Subtract, Leidy Klotz
  • The Comfort Crisis, Michael Easter